Tools of the Trade: Tui Na

Literally translated, Tui Na means “pinch and pull”. This Chinese massage uses rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish harmonious flow of Qi and bring the body back to balance. The healing process can be enhanced with various Chinese herbs. It is very effective in reducing neck, shoulder, hip,  back,…

Tools of the Trade: TDP Lamp

A TDP Lamp emits a special heat that can penetrate 2-3.5 inches into your skin. When directed towards the body, the lamp improves microcirculation, inflammation and can balance the metabolism. We use this treatment for those suffering from sleep, mood, pain and blood pressure issues. Not only that, but the heat is extremely relaxing and…

Tools of the Trade: Gua Sha Treatment

Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese Medicine treatment that we use in our clinic to alleviate both chronic and acute pain. During the procedure, oil is applied to the problem area and then scraped away with a smooth-edged instrument. The guiding principle behind this ancient practice is to break up stagnation and promote the smooth flow…

What is Electroacupuncture?

Electroacupuncture has been shown to significantly enhance traditional acupuncture treatments. Using the same points as acupuncture, needles are attached to a device that sends electrical currents or pulses into the body. This can stimulate cells, tissues and entire bodily systems! In clinical studies, Electroacupuncture has shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions.…

What Is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves the burning of a small piece of mugwart on a point of the body. Patients experience a pleasant heating sensation, but no pain is experienced. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body, and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxibustion is…